It gets dark at 6 pm now? And it’s cold sometimes? And the furnace has kicked on more than a few times?
Don’t say it. It might not be summer anymore.
Unlike Uncle Crappy, I don’t really like winter that much. Let me restate. I don’t like it when it’s below 50 degrees. Maybe it’s because I don’t really have fun winter hobbies other than What Not To Wear Marathons and indoor cycling with the help of Coach Troy. Maybe it’s because it’s never sunny in Cleveland in the winter. Or maybe because I just don’t like to wear socks. I don’t really know. It’s probably a combination of things.
Today was the crusher. I had to empty my pots of flowers. I emptied them because if I don’t the soil in them will freeze and cause the pots to crack. Antique Flower pots cracking make me and Baby Jesus cry.
To illustrate how much I despise winter, I’m going to wax on about my athletic prowess and what a stud I am. Yes, it’s true. I am a super athlete, I’m fast, I’m crafty and I’m good. (which, if you really know me, is utter lies) So, enough of my whining. Here’s what I’m going to do to temporarily distract myself until April or May.
DD and I signed up to walk/run a half marathon in May 2010. It’s pretty official, too. We just handed in our registration papers. So we’re in. what am I effing thinking? Marathon training may take up a bit of our time. Training while experiencing sheer terror about running a freakin’ marathon should distract me, no?
Why flake out on the training thing when we can actually cross train? We had a great training season last year because we actually enjoyed training for three separate disciplines. We’d swim and our arms would be sore. Not to worry because the next day we got to run. Running doesn’t really involve shoulders, so they got a rest. The next day we’d bike, which uses different muscles than the previous two. So we were good to go.
Once again, the actual act of working out will distract me from dwelling on winter. Because I can’t stand it when it’s below 50 degrees.
Oh no, I just got carried away with myself. DD and I will also raise about $3700 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society so that we can participate in the marathon. That takes up a little bit of time, too. Actually, a lot of time.
Enough distractions? Absolutely. Winter? What Winter?